Prejudice has no foundation in Bible, says transsexual author – Alison Campsie

The playwright whose depiction of Jesus as a transsexual woman sparked a Christian protest has spoken out against her critics, claiming their prejudice has no foundation in the Bible and revealing she is a regular churchgoer herself.

Jo Clifford, 59, said she had been upset by the demonstration outside the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, where about 300 objectors congregated on the opening night of Jesus, Queen of Heaven.

Ms Clifford, who is both a transsexual and a church­goer, said she wrote the play to examine the roots of prejudice faced by both gay people and those who have crossed genders.